Candlelight vigil held in Aiken honoring Sandy Hook shooting victims six years later
A small group of local residents held a candlelight vigil Monday along Whiskey Road in remembrance of the sixth anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.
The vigil, which was put on by the Aiken League of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, was held in front of the Aiken Estates neighborhood on Whiskey Road on Monday evening, and candles were lit.
The league teamed up with the Women in Black to hold the ceremony remembering the young lives that were taken on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook, said Emilie DeGryse, with Moms Demand Action.
“We really just wanted to honor those victims in the shooting,” DeGryse said. “We also want more sensible gun laws in South Carolina.”
Brenda Conway is the Aiken chaplain for the Women in Black group, which is a worldwide network of people.
“We are out here witnessing against war and other violence,” Conway said.
More information about Moms Demand Action in Aiken can be found on the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/MomsDemandAction.